Preparation / Directions:
To make the pesto, add the garlic and nuts to a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process for 15 seconds. Add the basil, oil, and seasonings and process for 15 seconds more, until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and blend in the Place the pasta in boiling water to cover, and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, until al dente. Drain in a colander and cool under cold running water. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pesto with the pasta, vegetables, and beans and blend well. Chill for 1 hour.
Jay Solomon / Lean Bean Cuisine (c) 1995